Date Posted: May 18, 2023

Deadline: June 2, 2023

Organization: Greenwood County, SC

Location: Greenwood

City: Greenwood, SC

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: $37,768 - $72,983/year


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, liberal arts, social sciences or political studies.

Requires two years responsible legal experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses:


Job Description:

General Description

This person will work under the direction of the County Attorney. The purpose of this position is to develop and coordinate an efficient Magistrate Court. This employee will coordinate Magistrate Office training for both Magistrate and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Essential Functions:

Assist Chief Magistrate in assigning and coordinating all court hearings and dockets including bond court, criminal court, county traffic court, South Carolina Highway Patrol court, Department of Natural Resources court, zoning court, civil evictions court, claim and delivery court, preliminary hearings, scheduled time payment hearings, rule to show cause hearings, jury selections, and jury trials.

Monthly, or more frequently, if necessary, update the County Attorney regarding training programs for Magistrates and staff.

Ensure all court policies, procedures and protocols are held in accordance with state guidelines.

Collects and reports fines and fees.

Develop and maintain Magistrate court decorum.

Assist Chief Magistrate with planning and implementing a caseload reduction plan.

In coordination with Chief Magistrate, will advise regarding all Clerk job descriptions, duties, responsibilities, and assignments.

Advise Chief Magistrate on matters pertaining to the hiring and termination of personnel.

Research state-wide summary courts to enhance Greenwood County’s Magistrate Court effectiveness.

Assist Chief Magistrate with the budget.

Additional Duties:

Performs related work as assigned.

Responsibilities, Requirements and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on these data and information.

People Responsibility:

People include co-workers, workers in other areas or agencies and the general public.

Provides information, guidance or assistance to people that directly facilitates task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

Asset Responsibility:

Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:

Mathematics requires the use of symbols, numbers and formulas to solve mathematical problems.

Uses addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and/or calculates ratios, rates and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Communications involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads journals, manuals and professional publications; speaks informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, general public and people in other organizations. Presents training; composes original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.

Judgment Requirements:

Judgment requirements refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environments, the nature and type of guidance, and the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Responsible for guiding others, requiring frequent decisions, affecting the individual, co-workers and others who depend on the service or product. Works in a dynamic environment, while still governed by rules and procedures, but many variations from the routine.

Complexity of Work:

Complexity addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, concentration and creativity, required by the job and the presence of any unusual pressures present in the job.

Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

Impact of Errors:

Impact of errors refers to consequences such as damage to equipment and property, loss of data, exposure of the organization to legal liability, and injury or death for individuals.

The impact of errors is high – exposure of the organization to legal liability.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to ten pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Equipment Usage:

Equipment usage involves responsibility for materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, and products.

Handles or uses machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving little to no latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.

Unavoidable Hazards:

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.


Safety of Others:

Safety of others refers to the level of responsibility for the safety of others, either inherent in the job or to ensure the safety of the general public. (Does not include safety of subordinates).

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, liberal arts, social sciences or political studies.

Requires two years responsible legal experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses:


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Greenwood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Greenwood County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Contact Name:
Edna "Rita" Dixon
Contact Phone Number: 18649428608
Application Process:
Use link below to apply:
Employer Address:

528 Monument St.
Greenwood, SC 29646
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.